The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) Background Screening Credentialing Council (BSCC) announced today that Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) has successfully demonstrated continued compliance with the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program (BSAAP) and will continue to be formally recognized as BSCC-Accredited.
“Our firm is pleased to have the opportunity to participate in this vital industry program,” stated Attorney Lester Rosen, the Founder and CEO of Employment Screening Resources® (ESR), currently located at 7110 Redwood Blvd., Suite C, in Novato, CA 94945. “The auditing process for continuation in the accreditation program provided yet another opportunity for ESR to examine in detail all of its processes and procedures.”
Each year, U.S. employers, organizations and governmental agencies request millions of consumer reports to assist with critical business decisions involving background screening. Background screening reports, which are categorized as consumer reports, are currently regulated at both the federal and state level.
Since its inception, NAPBS has maintained that there is a strong need for a singular, cohesive industry standard and, therefore, created the BSAAP. Governed by a strict professional standard of specified requirements and measurements, the BSAAP is becoming a widely recognized seal of achievement that brings national recognition to background screening organizations (also referred to as Consumer Reporting Agencies). This recognition will stand as the industry “seal,” representing a background screening organization’s commitment to excellence, accountability, high professional standards and continued institutional improvement.
The BSCC oversees the application process and is the governing accreditation body that validates the background screening organizations seeking accreditation meet or exceed a measurable standard of competence. To become accredited, consumer reporting agencies must pass a rigorous onsite audit, conducted by an independent auditing firm, of its policies and procedures as they relate to six critical areas: consumer protection, legal compliance, client education, product standards, service standards, and general business practices. In addition, accredited companies must successfully demonstrate continued compliance after three years of accreditation through an interim surveillance audit.
Accreditation is not a guarantee of compliance or performance by a particular company in a particular circumstance. It is an indicator that the company receiving accreditation has established written policies and procedures and has demonstrated proof that their business practices follow those policies and procedures which meet or exceed the accreditation standards.
Any U.S.-based employment screening organization is eligible to apply for accreditation. A copy of the standard, the policies and procedures, and measurements is available at www.napbs.com.
Founded in 2003 as a not-for-profit trade association, the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®) represents the interests of more than 700 member companies around the world that offer tenant, employment and background screening. NAPBS provides relevant programs and training aimed at empowering members to better serve clients and maintain standards of excellence in the background screening industry, and presents a unified voice in the development of national, state and local regulations. For more information, visit www.napbs.com.
About Employment Screening Resources® (ESR)
Founded in 1997, Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – ‘The Background Check Authority®’– is a nationwide background screening company accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS®). Founder and CEO Attorney Lester Rosen literally wrote the book on background checks with ‘The Safe Hiring Manual.’ ESR delivers automatic real-time legal compliance while lowering risk and total cost while providing Effortless Legal Compliance, Proven Expertise, Less Work/Lower Cost, Results You Can Trust, and Painless Migration. Employers choosing ESR know they have selected an agency meeting the highest screening industry standards. For more information, visit www.ESRcheck.com, call toll free 888.999.4474, or email [email protected].